©2003 Bryan Burrough and John Helyar; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
"A superlative book...steadily builds suspense until the very end." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
The book has lost a lot in transcription, the original is far too heavily abridged. It is too linear, and has lost a lot of its journalistic depth. The book itself, however, is an absolute must.
It's only 3 hours long and the narration (done by the authors) is poor at best.
I have read the full book at least three times. This was a good abridgment but not perfect. The personalities never really got developed completely and the stories that really demonstrated Ross Johnson's extravagance (the dog at the golf tournament) didn't make the cut. If you have read the book you will enjoy this version.
I am surprise to find out that the audiobook was a cut-down version from the original book. No wonder it is only 3 hour long. I am abit disappointed..
Fascinating story. It went by so quickly that I'm sure it left out a lot of details that I would have liked to learn about. I wish Audible had an unabridged version.
The readers are pretty bad, especially one because he read so fast I had to listen at 0.75 speed.
Great authors don't necessarily make great narrators . These two chop and change swapping between them and one slightly better than the other. Would have been much easier to listen to with a professional narrator.
This is stated as one of the all time greats, but after reading it seems the story dosnot come out in an abridged version. Not worth the credits to use on this one.
Marketer. The Engineer-MBA stereotype. Sports-fiction writer. Poor reader of text. Thus at Audible. God Bless.
Yes. I would have been happier to have spent some more time infact. A 4-5 hour audiobook would have been better, I think.
Way too fast. Cannot blame him alone, I suppose this is a heavily abridged version, and the narrator had to do with what was given to him. But especially with the bids, I believe a bit more of elaboration would have helped.
It must have been already. Would be irresistable.
Reads more like a fiction novel than a business book.
A case of history repeating itself. A good general cautionary tale for the business world!
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